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        Clinical Automation Enhances Care for Group Serving 1 Million

CHICAGO and ERIE, Penn., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts
(Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, today
announced that Hamot Medical Center has selected the TouchWorks(TM) Electronic
Health Record from Allscripts to connect and automate 50 physicians in 16
practices across the Erie region.

“The Electronic Health Record is a powerful tool to improve the quality of
care and practice efficiency while enhancing patient satisfaction,” said Jim
Reichert, M.D., Ph.D., Physician Leader of the Clinical Information Systems
Department at Hamot Medical Center. “With Allscripts, our patients will
receive better care and we’re confident that they’ll recognize and appreciate
the difference.”

Hamot Medical Center, a 343-bed acute care facility that is part of the
Hamot Health Foundation, purchased TouchWorks for its fully-owned physician
group, the Hamot Primary Care Network. Together, the groups serve more than 1
million patients in northwestern Pennsylvania, western New York and eastern

TouchWorks Electronic Health Record brings Hamot’s physicians instant
access to patient information when and where they need it – in the clinic, at
the hospital or while on-call at home. TouchWorks speeds and automates
everyday clinical tasks such as prescribing and refilling medications,
ordering and viewing tests, and documenting care. An easy-to-use and
customizable solution, TouchWorks features robust clinical tools that support
safe medical practices, including health maintenance alerts, clinical decision
support, and automated drug interaction checking.

While the physician network will be the primary users of TouchWorks, Hamot
Medical Center Emergency Department physicians and hospitalists also will have
access to the Electronic Health Record through a secure, online hospital

“Connectivity offers a number of benefits to patients. On the hospital
side, the admitting hospitalist will have access to each patient’s medication
history and problems list,” said Dr. Reichert. “And when a primary care
physician asks their patient what medication they received during their
hospital visit, they won’t have to rely on the patient’s memory – they will
have the information right there at their fingertips.”

Hamot Medical Center selected Allscripts following several years of
evaluating Electronic Health Record offerings and visiting several other
groups that have successfully implemented the Allscripts solution. Allscripts
met the organization’s needs, Dr. Reichert said, in part because its modular
architecture allows physicians to become accustomed to using the Electronic
Health Record one step at a time.

Another selling point, Dr. Reichert said, was Allscripts experience and
expertise with practice management solutions. Hamot Medical Center will
integrate TouchWorks with the group’s Centricity Business, (formerly IDX(R)
Flowcast(R)) revenue cycle management system. Allscripts and IDX, now a part
of GE Healthcare, share a strategic relationship that directly links clinical
and financial information systems to support process redesign and operational

“We are proud to partner with Hamot Medical Center to deliver the
transformative power of our Electronic Health Record to the physicians of the
Hamot Primary Care Network,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of
Allscripts. “Working together, hospitals and physicians today have an
unparalleled opportunity to improve the quality and safety of patient care
with connective technologies like our Electronic Health Record. By breaking
down the information barriers between the hospital and physician’s office,
we’re driving a breakthrough that will improve the healthcare system for all

About Hamot Medical Center

Hamot Medical Center is a 343-bed tertiary care facility located in Erie,
PA. Hamot has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Solucient and
HealthGrades for their outstanding outcomes in heart care, neurological
services, urology, orthopaedics, gerontology and critical care medicine as
well as overall clinical excellence. This year Hamot is celebrating its 125th
anniversary. More information on Hamot can be found at

About Allscripts

Allscripts is the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare. The Company’s
business groups provide unique solutions that inform, connect and transform
healthcare. The Clinical Solutions Group’s award-winning software applications
include electronic health record, practice management, electronic prescribing,
document imaging, emergency department and care management solutions.
Additionally, Allscripts provides clinical product education and connectivity
solutions for physicians and patients through its Physicians Interactive(TM)
Group and medication fulfillment services through its Medication Services
Group. To learn more, visit Allscripts on the Web at

This announcement may contain forward-looking statements about Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements
are developed by combining currently available information with Allscripts
beliefs and assumptions. Forward-looking statements do not guarantee future
performance. Because Allscripts cannot predict all of the risks and
uncertainties that may affect it, or control the ones it does predict,
Allscripts’ actual results may be materially different from the results
expressed in its forward-looking statements. For a more complete discussion of
the risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may affect Allscripts, see the
Company’s 2005 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site
maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

SOURCE  Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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    /CONTACT: Dan Michelson, Chief Marketing Officer, of Allscripts,
+1-312-506-1217, or; or Lucia Conti, Manager of
Media Relations-Marketing, of Hamot Medical Center, +1-814-877-2445, or
    /Web site:

CO:  Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.; Hamot Medical Center
ST:  Illinois, Pennsylvania

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